Metal Working: Real World Know-How You Wish You Learned in High School


With this book, the handy homeowner goes back to school to learn how to tackle metalworking projects and repairs around the house, saving money and guaranteeing good results.

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With this book, the handy homeowner goes back to school to learn how to tackle metalworking projects and repairs around the house, saving money and guaranteeing good results.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565235403
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 1,330,540
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

John Kelsey is a journalist and editor specializing in woodworking and furniture making. He has a degree in woodworking and furniture design from the School for American Craft at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a former editor in chief of Fine Woodworking magazine and a publisher of woodworking and home building books at the Taunton Press. He is the author of Furniture Projects for the Deck and Lawn. He lives in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

Metal comes in many forms
*Basics alloys, characteristics, shapes
*Cutting cold metal
*Shaping with power grinders
*Bends and twists
*Drilling precise holes
*Cutting threads with taps and dies
Sheet metal is easy to shape
*First steps in working with sheet metal
*Cutting a flat metal shape
*Folds and bends make three dimensional shapes
*Fastening with screws and rivets
Working hot metal
*Solder makes a quick joint
*Forging iron with heat and hammer
*Oxyacetylene torch for cutting and welding
*Special torch tip for cutting metal
*Arc welding
*Demo project steel stair rail
*Casting molten metal in a sand mold
Surface finishes and metal repairs
*Getting the most form the bench grinder
*Polishing, buffing, texturing
*Changing colors with heat and chemistry
*Preventing and repairing corrosion damage

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